Featuring handcrafted, upcycled, reversible, silk sari Kantha shrugs with cotton threads from the brand, House of Wandering Silk. The label works with unique and sustainable products using vintage, upcycled and handloom textiles. All products and production processes are sustainable for the artisans who create them, sustainable for the communities in which the artisans live and sustainable for the environment. A shrug is essentially a large shawl, with arm holes that allow it to be worn like a very loose vest. It's a cape without a hood. It's a free-size, sleeveless jacket. It's a hands-free scarf. It's a silk cardigan.
The shrugs are made with two layers of sari fabric stitched together in the style of Kantha, in which women hand sew rows of tiny running stitch from end to end providing strength and enabling the recycling of saris. The art of Kantha creates a rich rippling effect across the fabric, adding a unique texture to the product.
Each piece is unique and you will not find the same combination of fabrics and threads twice. These Kantha sari shrugs are also reversible, with different colour fabrics and designs on either side for versatility – this is a great feature as the shrugs can be styled or matched with many outfits.
Encouraging style creativity, these shrugs can be worn loose or wrapped around your body and fastened with a belt. They can be worn over jeans; over a dress; over a sari; over a shirt or sweater. Wear them in balmy weather; wear them in hot weather; draped over your shoulders to protect you from the sun; wear them in cold weather over a sweater and tight around your neck. Wear them inside out. Wear them outside in. You can even wear them upside down to adjust the length at the back. Whichever way you wear them, they look fabulous.
The shrugs are free size; however, our XS customers may find them a little loose and our XL customers may find them a little snug fitting.
“Upcycling. Recycling. Restyling. Repairing. Each garment has a story to tell; let its story evolve.” – S9 Muses